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Meet Dr. Robert Lowe, OhioHealth System EMS Medical Director.

rob lowe 800x600Dr. Lowe has worked in OhioHealth Doctors Hospital’s Emergency Department for nearly 10 years. He is the EMS medical director to more than 10 Ohio Fire Departments. Dr. Lowe is an active EMS mentor and frequently requested speaker and educator. He is an avid hands-on practitioner with an interest is simulation and creating real-life experiences for the learner. Dr. Lowe is also board certified in EMS, a new subspecialty in organized medicine (approximately 235 physicians in the country currently hold this board certification).  He is active in Central Ohio Trauma System, currently serving as President of the Board. And serves on the National EMS Committee of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

For additional information, please contact OhioHealth EMS by email: ems@ohiohealth.com, by phone: (614) 566-9111 or mail: OhioHealth EMS, 393 E Town St, Ste 214, Columbus Oh 43215.

Meet Dr. Eric Cortez, OhioHealth System EMS Associate Medical Director.

eric cortez 800x600Dr. Eric Cortez is a fellowship-trained EMS physician and board-certified emergency medicine physician. He practices at Ohio Health Doctors Hospital’s Emergency Department, and also serves as associate medical director for the Columbus Division of Fire. He is a member of the medical oversight committee for the Ohio Department of Public Safety EMS Board, and the prehospital and clinical trauma committees for the Central Ohio Trauma Systems. He is actively involved in several EMS education, quality improvement and research endeavors.

For additional information, please contact OhioHealth EMS by email: ems@ohiohealth.com, by phone: (614) 566-9111 or mail: OhioHealth EMS, 393 E Town St, Ste 214, Columbus Oh 43215.

Meet Holly Herron, OhioHealth System EMS Program Director.

holly herron 800x600Holly Herron has served as the LifeLink and EMS education program manager since 1995. In addition, she’s clinical coordinator of the undergraduate program for Otterbein University’s department of nursing. She was also an active flight nurse for over 30 years with Life Flight and MedFlight.  Holly has 35 years of critical care nursing and paramedic experience. She is a Doctor of Nursing Practice and holds a post-graduate certificate in Advanced Practice Nurse Education.

For additional information, please contact OhioHealth EMS by email: ems@ohiohealth.com, by phone: (614) 566-9111 or mail: OhioHealth EMS, 393 E Town St, Ste 214, Columbus Oh 43215.

OhioHealth is EMS Strong and Getting Stronger

You may have noticed subtle changes over the last several months such as the rebranding of this web site! But there are more changes occurring—all designed around strengthening the ways that we connect with and support our partners in EMS.

It’s all come to fruition as the broadened OhioHealth Emergency Medical Services program. You are familiar with the educational aspects of our program. WE have been partners with EMS since the inception of Grant Life Flight, LifeLink and our EMT and Paramedics Schools in 1982. We have more than a dozen active physicians serving as EMS Medical Directors, and now WE are a coordinated system, a group of EMS Medical Directors and Leaders, with shared resources and experiences.

Our Medical Directors are involved as local community leaders and serve in leadership roles at OhioHealth hospitals and emergency departments. Many serve leadership EMS roles in regional, state and even national organizations. Our EMS physicians are backed by the resources of OhioHealth. From trauma to obstetrics, orthopedics to oncology, and cardiovascular to neuroscience, we offer a full service resource for your organizations and your patients’ needs, including simulation and experiential learning.

OhioHealth EMS is now led by Robert Lowe, MD, medical director; Eric Cortez, MD, associate medical director; and system program director Holly Herron, DNP, RN, CNS, CCRN, CEN, Paramedic. This leadership team brings a breadth of experience to the program, having spent years collaborating with EMS.

rob lowe 800x600Dr. Lowe has worked in OhioHealth Doctors Hospital’s Emergency Department for nearly 10 years. He is the EMS medical director to more than 10 Ohio Fire Departments. Dr. Lowe is an active EMS mentor and frequently requested speaker and educator. He is an avid hands-on practitioner with an interest is simulation and creating real-life experiences for the learner. Dr. Lowe is also board certified in EMS, a new subspecialty in organized medicine (approximately 235 physicians in the country currently hold this board certification).  He is active in Central Ohio Trauma System, currently serving as President of the Board. And serves on the National EMS Committee of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

eric cortez 800x600Dr. Eric Cortez is a fellowship-trained EMS physician and board-certified emergency medicine physician. He practices at Ohio Health Doctors Hospital’s Emergency Department, and also serves as associate medical director for the Columbus Division of Fire. He is a member of the medical oversight committee for the Ohio Department of Public Safety EMS Board, and the prehospital and clinical trauma committees for the Central Ohio Trauma Systems. He is actively involved in several EMS education, quality improvement and research endeavors.

holly herron 800x600Holly Herron has served as the LifeLink and EMS education program manager since 1995. In addition, she’s clinical coordinator of the undergraduate program for Otterbein University’s department of nursing. She was also an active flight nurse for over 30 years with Life Flight and MedFlight.  Holly has 35 years of critical care nursing and paramedic experience. She is a Doctor of Nursing Practice and holds a post-graduate certificate in Advanced Practice Nurse Education.

Everything we do comes down to improving the health of those we serve. And, our EMS partners make that possible. You are a big part of WE. Moving into the future, we’re committed to making our OhioHealth EMS program even STRONGER. Our leaders welcome feedback, so to reach them, please contact the OhioHealth EMS program by email: ems@ohiohealth.com, by phone: (614) 566-9111 or mail: OhioHealth EMS, 393 E Town St, Ste 214, Columbus Oh 43215.

 

 

 

 

Agenda, Speakers & Topics: The Ohio EMS Education Forum, May 18, 2015

We hope you’ll join for The Ohio EMS Conference and The Ohio EMS Leadership Forum on May 18, 2015 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center! Visit OhioHealthEMS.com for details and online registration for this free, fun, educational event.

The Ohio EMS Education Forum is a free, interactive event for Chiefs, EMS Coordinators, Training Officers, Preceptors, Medical Directors, and others with an interest in EMS education.

Participants will have the opportunity to attend the opening ceremonies and opening keynote of The Ohio EMS Conference before the forum begins. The forum will end just before the closing keynote of The Ohio EMS Conference, allowing participants an opportunity to attend.

AMONG THE PRESENTATIONS ARE:
National Certification Starts in the Classroom
Severo Rodriguez, MS, NRP, LP, AEMCA
National Registry of Emergency
Medical Technicians

The Smart Series — Instructor Edition:
Teaching Boomers to Millennials
Kathryn Leugers, Psy.D., MBA

Personality Styles and the Adult Learner
Joe Dorrian, MA
OhioHealth Organizational Effectiveness

Twins and Triplets — Interesting Scientific
Lessons from Resuscitation Science
Henry E. Wang, MD, MS

The Essentials of Workplace Education
Linda Mirarchi, PhD
Ohio Division of EMS

Can Compassion be Taught?
Mary Walters, MS, RN, CLC
OhioHealth Grant Medical Center

Agenda, Speakers & Topics: The Ohio EMS Leadership Forum, May 18, 2015

We hope you’ll join for The Ohio EMS Conference and The Ohio EMS Leadership Forum on May 18, 2015 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center! Visit OhioHealthEMS.com for details and online registration for this free, fun, educational event.

The Ohio EMS Leadership Forum is a free, interactive event for Chiefs, EMS Coordinators, EMS Officers and others with an interest in EMS leadership and management.

Participants will have the opportunity to attend the opening ceremonies and opening keynote of The Ohio EMS Conference before the forum begins. The forum will end just before the closing keynote of The Ohio EMS Conference, allowing participants an opportunity to attend.

AMONG THE PRESENTATIONS ARE:
Lessons in Leadership: The Nature of Trust
and Collaboration
Joe Dorrian, MA
OhioHealth Organizational Effectiveness

2015 Ways to Practice EBM:
Why We Need Both Evidence-Based
and Experience-Based Medicine
Paul E. Pepe, MD, MPH

Homeland Security — An All
Hazards Approach
Assistant Chief Karry Ellis
Columbus Division of Fire

Leading by Example
Chief Rick Lasky
Operationalizing the Rescue Task Force
Robert A. Lowe, MD, FACEP
OhioHealth EMS

Battalion Chief Chris Grile, BS, EMT-P
Norwich Twp Fire Dept

Ethical Decision Making
Gordon Graham

 

Agenda, Speakers & Topics: The Ohio EMS Conference, May 18, 2015

We hope you’ll join for The Ohio EMS Conference on May 18, 2015 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center! Visit OhioHealthEMS.com for details and online registration for this free, fun, educational event.

Conference Agenda:

8:45 to 9 a.m.
OPENING CEREMONY AND WELCOME
Michael Lawson
M. Shay O’Mara, MD, MBA, FACS
Holly Herron, DNP, RN, CNS, CCRN, CEN, Paramedic

9 to 9:15 a.m.
THE JOHN P. MOORE MEMORIAL EMS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE
Paul W. Gabriel, MD FACEP
Holly Herron, DNP, RN, CNS, CCRN, CEN, Paramedic

9:15 to 10:05 a.m.
I NEVER WANT TO SEE YOU IN COURT, IN THE MORGUE,
OR IN PRISON
Gordon Graham

10:05 to 10:25 a.m.
BREAK

10:25 to 11:10 a.m.
TOPICS IN TRAUMA CARE
M. Shay O’Mara, MD, MBA, FACS

11:10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
IT’S NOT ABOUT THE MONEY
Chief Rick Lasky

12 to 1 p.m. LUNCH

1 to 1:20 p.m.
A FAMILY’S STORY
Paul W. Gabriel, MD, FACEP

1:20 to 2:05 p.m.
FAMOUS FATALS: LESSONS LEARNED FROM CELEBRITY DEATHS
Robert A. Lowe, MD, FACEP

2:05 to 2:30 p.m. BREAK

2:30 to 3:20 p.m.
SO YOU WANT TO RANDOMIZE …. AIRWAY DEVICES?
Henry E. Wang, MD, MS

3:20 to 4:05 p.m.
CURRENT PEDIATRIC TOPICS
Ann Dietrich, MD, FAAP, FACEP

4:05 to 4:30 p.m.
BREAK

4:30 to 5:20 p.m.
DUMB-FOUNDED DISCOVERIES:
INDEX CASES THAT CHANGED OUR PRACTICE
Paul E. Pepe, MD, MPH

DON’T MIND THE PRESSURE, GO WITH THE FLOW:
2015 WAYS WE’RE PUSHING THE CPR ENVELOPE?
Paul E. Pepe, MD, MPH

5:20 to 5:30 p.m.
CLOSING COMMENTS AND EVALUATIONS
Holly Herron, DNP, RN, CNS, CCRN, CEN, Paramedic

Nominations are Open for The John P. Moore Memorial EMS Award for Excellence; Deadline is 3/20/2015

Nominations are Open for

The John P. Moore Memorial EMS Award for Excellence

John P. Moore was an invaluable member of the OhioHealth Grant Medical Center family. For 25 years, John served as a part- time paramedic instructor at Grant, and was one of three paramedic instructors for the Columbus Division of Fire.

John dedicated his professional life to the continued success of the Grant Trauma program and Grant’s LifeLink program. His contributions to the improvement of care for pre-hospital patients through his efforts at the Columbus Division of Fire, Grant LifeFlight, Grant LifeLink and Grant’s Paramedic School are invaluable.

Award Description

To pay honor to John’s memory, OhioHealth is proud to present The John P. Moore Memorial EMS Award for Excellence. This prestigious award is bestowed annually upon an Ohio Emergency Medical Responder, Emergency Medical Technician, Advanced Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic.

It serves to recognize, appreciate and celebrate the recipient’s accomplishments and contributions, as demonstrated through their actions as an EMS advocate, educator, leader, mentor or provider.

Nominations

Award description, eligibility criteria, submission instructions and other details are in the Award Nomination Packet located at:

http://www.ohiohealthems.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/EMSCon-2015-Moore-Award-Nomination-Packet.pdf

Nomination Submission Deadline

To be considered, the nomination packet must be received in the OhioHealth EMS office no later than March 20, 2015 at 12:00 p.m.

Nominations are Open for The John P. Moore Memorial EMS Award for Excellence

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John P. Moore was an invaluable member of the OhioHealth Grant Medical Center family. For 25 years, John served as a part- time paramedic instructor at Grant, and was one of three paramedic instructors for the Columbus Division of Fire.

John dedicated his professional life to the continued success of the Grant Trauma program and Grant’s LifeLink program. His contributions to the improvement of care for pre-hospital patients through his efforts at the Columbus Division of Fire, Grant LifeFlight, Grant LifeLink and Grant’s Paramedic School are invaluable.

Award Description

To pay honor to John’s memory, OhioHealth is proud to present The John P. Moore Memorial EMS Award for Excellence during The Ohio EMS Conference on May 18, 2015 at The Greater Columbus Convention Center.

This prestigious award is bestowed annually upon an Ohio Emergency Medical Responder, Emergency Medical Technician, Advanced Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic. It serves to recognize, appreciate and celebrate the recipient’s accomplishments and contributions, as demonstrated through their actions as an EMS advocate, educator, leader, mentor or provider.

Nominations

Award description, award eligibility criteria, submission instructions and other details are in the Award Nomination Packet.

Nomination Submission Deadline

To be considered, the nomination packet must be received in the OhioHealth EMS office no later than 12 p.m., March 20, 2015.

Register now for our March 14-15, 2015 Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) Course

We’re proud to present the Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) course on March 14-15 at OhioHealth Grant Medical Center. Many students say it’s the best course they’ve ever taken because it includes discussion and skills practice relating to some of the most common patient complaints seen by EMS.

Class and Event Calendar:
http://ohiohealthems.com/event/amls-provider-9

Registration and Student Fees:
http://ohiohealthems.com/classes/outreach-education

Course Description:
http://www.naemt.org/education/amls/amls.aspx

“AMLS is a sixteen-hour, two-day program that consists of interactive lectures, teaching and evaluation stations. The interactive/case based lectures include the following topics: altered mental status and neurologic disorders, respiratory dysfunction, shock, chest discomfort, endocrine, metabolic and environmental disorders, abdominal discomfort, infectious disease, and toxicologic emergencies, hazardous materials and weapons of mass destruction. Teaching stations follow the associated lectures each day. 

AMLS is endorsed by the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP). It is accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS) and is recognized by the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT). Students who successfully complete the AMLS course will receive a certificate of completion that is valid for four years. “